Special Report

America's Highest Paying Companies

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20. Walmart eCommerce
> Median total compensation: $143,500
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: San Bruno, CA

While Wal-Mart has frequently been criticized for underpaying its store clerks, those working in the company’s eCommerce division are among the highest paid workers of any company. Designed to compete with online retail giant Amazon.com, Walmart eCommerce is catching up with its rival, albeit slowly, reporting $14 billion in 2015 sales.

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19. Microsoft
> Median total compensation: $144,000
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: Redmond, WA

Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. Through the success of its Windows operating system, gaming consoles, PCs, and other software, Microsoft has become one of the largest U.S. companies, reporting over $85 billion in its fiscal 2016.

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18. Broadcom
> Median total compensation: $145,025
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: Irvine, CA

One of the many tech companies on this list, Broadcom attracts and retains top industry talent by offering some of the highest salaries of any major corporation. The semiconductor manufacturer pays the typical employee $145,025 a year, more than the $95,195 average salary for all software engineer positions reported on Glassdoor and far more than the $51,336 median for all job postings.

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17. Boston Consulting Group
> Median total compensation: $147,015
> Industry: Consulting
> Headquarters: Boston, MA

The Boston Consulting Group was founded in the city that shares its name in 1963. BCG today operates in 48 countries and has over 14,000 employees. Consulting firms typically require their employees to have highly specialized skills and knowledge, often gained through higher education and previous work experience. The typical BCG employee earns over $147,000 a year, nearly the highest median compensation of any consulting firm.

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16. Informatica
> Median total compensation: $147,400
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: Redwood City, CA

A software development company offering both data management products and consulting services, Informatica has a wide range of high-paying positions. According to Glassdoor data, the average software engineer at Informatica earns a base salary of $98,587, and the average professional services consultant’s salary starts at $95,304 a year. Including bonuses, and commissions, the typical Informatica employee earns $147,400 a year.

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